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Shankar S, Kumar D, Deepa J, Madasamy K, Jadhav S, Kunte K B. Aquatic beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera) of Koundinya wildlife sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh, India. J. Insect Biodivers. Syst 2023; 9 (3) :449-467
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1- Department of Zoology, Virudhunagar Hindu Nadars Senthikumara Nadar College, Virudunagar, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India , cshivashankarchinna@gmail.com
2- Department of Zoology, Virudhunagar Hindu Nadars Senthikumara Nadar College, Virudunagar, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India
3- Freshwater Biology Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
4- Andhra Pradesh state Biodiversity Board, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, 522510, India
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The present investigation was carried out to study the fauna of aquatic beetles of Koundinya wildlife sanctuary (India). A total of forty two species belonging to four families was recorded. The highest number of species was found in the family Dytiscidae followed by Hydrophilidae, Gyrinidae and Noteridae. All the species are recorded for the first time from the wildlife sanctuary and 9 species are new from the state of Andhra Pradesh.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Systematics/Coleoptera
Received: 2023/01/18 | Accepted: 2023/04/9 | Published: 2023/04/16

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